Vivien Lees

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MA (Oxon)

MB BChir (Cantab)


FRCS. FRCS (Plast)


Director of Studies for SAFE  OR surgery programme for use in Low and Middle Income Countries

Programme Director Masters in Hand Surgery (British Society Surgery of the Hand and University of Manchester)

Formerly Programme  Director Postgraduate Diploma in Hand surgery (BSSH/UoM)

Assigned Educational Supervisor Training Interface Group fellowships for UHSM /Salford Royal Hospital

Educational lead for senior rotational fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Council member Royal College of Surgeons of England and International Lead for same

Member British Society for Surgery of the Hand (past President)

Member British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (past Chair of SAC Plastic Surgery)

Member British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (former Council member)

Founder member Manchester Hand Centre

BMA member


Education/Academic qualification

Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship in Plastic Surgery , Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations JCIE

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

Doctor of Medicine, MD primary research degree, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Primary medical qualification, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1985

External positions

Council Lead International Affairs Royal College of Surgeons of England, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

1 Jul 2016 → …

former President , The British Society for Surgery of the Hand

1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015

former Editor European Journal of Hand Surgery

Areas of expertise

  • RD Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery


  • DRUJ biomechanics /adipose-dervied stem cells , nerve conduits, flexor tendon, BSSH, RCSEngland


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